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Junior Launches Fashion Line
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Junior Launches Fashion Line

By: Julia Proshan ‘18 “Rose is not actually my middle name. I just always wanted it to be my middle name,” junior Betty Laboz, now a fashion designer, said. In late March, Laboz, long known for her fashion sense, launched her very own online clothing brand, BettyRoseNYC. In the midst of […]

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Poetry Month: If You Cannot Be A Poet, Be The Poem

By: Eliana Gayle-Schneider ‘17 In March and the beginning of April, the Heschel halls were lined with poetry, marking the greatly anticipated Poetry Month. A number of exciting initiatives took place, encouraging students to share their love for the written word. As English teacher Joel Newberger, one of the coordinators of […]

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Heritage Speakers

By Aviva Kohn and Eliana Salmon In the United States, where the official language is English, those who speak a different native language often integrate the spoken words and the culture of another country into their homes. Heritage speakers are the children who are raised in these linguistically mixed households. […]

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How Frum is Heschel?

By Sara Serfaty According to the school’s website, we are a “pluralistic, egalitarian community.” Yet, while only 20% of the student body identifies as Orthodox, roughly one-third of the school’s population is in the Orthodox minyan. Being a pluralistic educational institution, tefillah facilitators have long shied away from denominational labels […]

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?מה האנשים בהשל אומרים על סליחה

מאת נדב דרוקר ורעות רבין אחרי שקראנו בכיתה את הסיפור ״מה האיש אומר?״, מאת אתגר קרת, ויום הכיפורים הקרוב, החלטנו לבדוק מה דעתם של תלמידי ׳השל׳ ומוריו בנוגע לסליחות. שאלנו אנשים האם קשה להם לבקש סליחה ומדוע. התוצאות היו מרשימות ומפתיעות, וחשפו אותנו לתפיסות עולם שונות. חלק טענו שקשה לבקש […]

Students Attend AIPAC Policy Conference
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Students Attend AIPAC Policy Conference

By Eliana Salmon A group of ten Heschel students travelled to our nation’s capital to attend the 2016 AIPAC Policy Conference in late March. The delegation was in the company of 18,000 pro-Israel Americans, including 4,000 other students. The weekend began with breakout sessions with experts on a wide variety […]

Middle School Show Review: Annie Jr.
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Middle School Show Review: Annie Jr.

By Rachel Wenger   The Heschel Middle School’s long awaited production of “Annie Jr.” premiered on January 21. After four months of practicing at least three times a week, the sixth through eighth graders were more than ready for the three shows. Eighth graders played all the main roles: Rooster, […]